BJCA Newswire – 3rd February 2023

BJCA Final Straight Course – 25th March 2023 – Bush House, London

Booking is now open for the ‘Final Straight’ course! Aimed at registrars entering their final year(s), this one day free course will cover post CCT fellowships, how to ace your consultant interview, making a job plan, how to write a business case, becoming a trainer and more.

To see the full program and book click here.

Register now for the 2023 European Exam in Core Cardiology

Passing the EECC is a curriculum requirement for CCT in the UK and is administered by the European Society of Cardiology, in conjunction with the UEMS Cardiology Section and the national cardiac societies.

The 2023 exam will take place on Tuesday 13 June and registration is now open – the closing date for registrations is 11.59pm on Monday 20 February. There are two points of entry to the exam – one for UK trainees and one for CESR candidates, please follow the links below:

Both web pages have a wealth of useful links to help you prepare for the exam.

Also, make sure to save the date for our free annual revision course ‘Cardiology to the Core’, which will be held in Birmingham on the 22nd and 23rd April 2023!  Booking details coming soon.

BCS A Year in Cardiology course

This course which was postponed from December due to the train strike now takes place on Thursday 9 February. The course reviews the biggest and most relevant topics of the past 12 months and is a must-attend for consultants and cardiology trainees who wish to keep up to date on advances in cardiology.

Bookings for the December date have been carried over and there are still places available – book here by 12 noon on 6 February.

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) Symposium

The British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) will be holding their first ever symposium at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 28th March. This is pitched at experienced professionals working in arrhythmia and device cardiology with state-of-the-art updates across the field.
These sessions are intended to update knowledge on:

  •         implantable cardiac rhythm management devices
  •         ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
  •         ablation of atrial fibrillation

Registration is open for BHRS members on a first come, first served basis. There will be a small contributory fee of £20. Please ensure your membership is up to date – or become a member to ensure your place.

Full details and how to book can be found at:

Coronary Angiography and Vascular Access Course – 22nd March 2023

North East Cardiology Education Program offers our “4th NE Coronary angiography & Vascular Access Course” to be held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 22nd March 2023. Visit our website for information and registration.

Download flyer/course agenda

Cardiology Fellowships

The BJCA are often provided details of fellowships (both clinical and research) to advertise. We have developed a system for uploading and displaying fellowships (and consultant posts) on the BJCA website:

Current fellowships/jobs the BJCA is aware of can be found here:
To post details of a fellowship/job for the website, go here:

Please circulate to any members of your departments who have fellowship opportunities to advertise.

Transcatheter Mitral UK & Ireland

Friday, 17 March 2023 at The Principal Hotel in York

The one-day conference will consider all aspects of transcatheter mitral intervention, including a transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge repair live case, TEER step by step, case reviews, Live in a Box Tricuspid TEER, transcatheter mitral valve replacement recorded cases and a look at the importance of imaging.

More information can be viewed here:

Coronary Complications During PCI: A case-based learning opportunity

Monday, 17 April 2023, at Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport in Derby

With course director Dr Kamal Chitkara at the helm, the day-long conference aims to showcase coronary complication cases that will be discussed with a panel of experts and the audience; this is a best way to learn from each other’s experiences!

More information can be viewed here:—A-Case-Based-Learning-Opportunity.aspx

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